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Transforming fibrils into crystals

19:00 EST 7 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(ETH Zurich) An international team of researchers have discovered a new type of transition in protein folding: amyloid crystals formed from amyloid fibrils by a decrease in energy. The crystals are even more stable than the fibrils, which are responsible for a number of serious neurodegenerative diseases in humans.

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